Carol Burnett, Tyne Daly, And Michele Pawk Will Lead Kaufman Music Center's 2015-16 Season

News   Carol Burnett, Tyne Daly, And Michele Pawk Will Lead Kaufman Music Center's 2015-16 Season
Kaufman Music Center, a music education and performance school, announced its 2015-16 theatre programs at New York's Merkin Concert Hall Aug. 11. Carol Burnett, Tyne Daly and Michele Pawk will lead readings and performances.

Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett

Burnett will introduce an anniversary concert reading of Hollywood Arms, her autobiographical play written with her late daughter Carrie Hamilton. The performance will be presented by the Kaufman Music Center with the Sundance Institute Theatre Program on Sept. 21. Hollywood Arms will star Tyne Daly and Michele Pawk, recreating her Tony-winning role.

Broadway Close Up, a series of behind-the-scenes features on Broadway shows, will be presented Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Dec. 7, and Dec. 10. The series will feature Broadway veteran William Finn giving a behind-the-scenes look at The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Falsettos. Also included in the series will be "Guys vs. Dolls: A Musical Survey of Sex and Sexism"; a celebration of Harold Arlen's Broadway and Hollywood musicals, including The Wizard of Oz; and some sneak peeks at new musicals headed to Broadway with Liz Callaway.

What Makes It Great?, a close-up analysis of how Leonard Bernstein's theater songs from On The Town and West Side Story changed the world of musical theatre, will be presented on Feb. 8. The program will be hosted by Rob Kapilow, with Michael Winther and Sally Wilfert.

Kaufman Music Center's 2015-16 season will also include two programs for children interested in learning more about theatre. Broadway Playhouse, presented Jan. 10, Feb. 7, and Mar. 6 will introduce children to classic musicals by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees, The Pajama Game), Dorothy Fields (Sweet Charity), and Elton John (The Lion King). The Poppy Seed Players will perform on Dec. 13, Mar. 20, and Apr. 17. The group will present family-friendly musicals about Hanukkah and Purim, as well as a musical version of "Sunshine" by "Madeline" author Ludwig Bemelmans.

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